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    Rosatom Poised to Start Wind Farms Projects Abroad, Company's Deputy Chief Says

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    While Russia's Rosatom state nuclear corporation is determined to participate in wind farm building projects abroad, Rosatom first deputy chief Kirill Komarov said Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Komarov said that Rosatom is set to receive the necessary experience from building wind farms in Russia before entering the global market.

    "I think that we will definitely enter global markets with our wind turbines. But we, as usual, want to work in the way we always do, before offering something to the world, we need to build it at home," Komarov told reporters on the sidelines of the Atomexpo-2017 forum.

    He added that the company has good chances of receiving orders from foreign clients.

    Rosatom considers wind energy projects to be one of the most promising of their non-nuclear growth projects. The state corporation estimated that the wind energy market in Russia could reach a turnover of about 200 billion rubles a year ($3.3 billion) by 2024. In July 2016, Rosatom announced that the company plans to build three wind farms in Russia with a total capacity of 610 MW. This amouts to about 17 percent of the total wind power capacity planned to be commissioned in Russia until 2024.

    In January, Rosatom approved the Dutch manufacturer Lagerwey as its partner in building wind farms in Russia. The components for wind turbines will be produced using technologies from Lagerwey in Rosatom's Atommash plant in the Russian city of Volgodonsk.

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